Kids aren’t always the easiest to work with. Sometimes they act shy and don’t cooperate during a portrait session. Hyperactivity can also be a problem. However, at age 7, Yanah Rolston was one of the best kids I’ve ever worked with.
Yanah is an incredible golfer. She competes at international youth events. She has been golfing for four years and has already sunk two eagles and was just a few feet away from landing a hole-in-one.
Our paper was doing a profile piece on Yanah. I met up with her at a local golf course to snap a few portraits. She was excited to talk to our sports editor, Jeremy Hines, and pose for portraits.
Jeremy put her swing in perspective:
“Pound-for-pound, Yanah Rolston could outdrive the best golfers in the world. And she’s just 7 years old.
Rolston can drive a golf ball 160 yards. She weighs close to 45 pounds. That is an average of 3.6 yards per pound. Tiger Woods weighs 180 pounds. If he could drive 3.6 yards per pound of body weight, he would drive the ball 666 yards.
Tiger’s actual average is 290 yards off the tee.”
Keep your eyes on this kid. She could be leading the LPGA in a few years.